I hear a lot about all those people who fought and died for our freedoms, at Lexington and Gettysburg, Normandy and Iwo Jima.
Well, guess what?
1) This is what they fought for: freedom to speak out for those who have no voice.
2) Most wars have far less to do with morality and beliefs than money and markets.
ALL of ours, from the Revolution to the clusterfoxtrot in the Gulf, fit that definition.
If you believe that a mentally unstable person shooting into a concert crowd doesn't lead to a review of how bureaucrats recently made it easier (or refused to make it any harder) for crazies to get guns, you must be one of the folks who benefitted.
And ask yourself this; wouldn't it have been better for him to kneel in protest?
If you advocate for non-violence and spew judgment about hate groups, then resort to violence when the other side reveals inconvenient (and thus deleted) truths about your movement and its leaders, you are a hypocrite...
No matter what some C'ville band and a bunch of liberal children think.
If a group of armed men comes to your house and steals all your food, your blankets and stock animals and feed at gunpoint, leaving you and your family to starve through the winter, they are thieves, not soldiers.
If they come back, you do your best to kill them, rather than watching your wife and children starve.
This doesn't make you a sympathizer to slavery. If you think the southern citizen could have stopped the slave trade, ask yourself this;
Why can't you stop the senseless killing of unarmed civilians in the Gulf?
You have Facebook, Twitter, international advocacy groups, a 24/7 news cycle and a direct line to your government reps, as well as a disposable income exponentially larger than the average southern citizen of the 1800s.
And yet civilians keep dying, while military manufacturing continues to post record profits.
What does that mean, in the terms of your own 20/20 hindsight judgments?
You are FAR MORE guilty of supporting genocide than any poor southern farmer or family ever was of "supporting slavery".